Friday, October 9, 2009

Poetry: Forgetfulness by Billy Collins

Billy Collins, US Poet Laureate from 2001-2003, may be my favorite contemporary poet.

Here's a YouTube animation of one of his poems - a poem dealing with the forgetfulness we all begin to feel after we reach a certain age.

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The poem comes from his collection entitled The Best Cigarette, which he released via Creative Commons license. The video was created by JWT, with permission by Billy Collins, and this appears on their YouTube channel.

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